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5 Prefabricated Construction Myths

Posted by admin on February 21, 2019

pop-up-buildings-thumbnail.jpgWhen it comes to prefabricated buildings, there tends to be a rather unfair reputation circling around. Some are based in a little bit of truth while others tend to be a bit more out there. This is baffling, given how much greener they are than normal buildings and how much longer they last.

Today, we’re going to clear the air and dispel some of the most common myths surrounding pop-up buildings as they deserve a better reputation than the one people tend to give them.

1) They’re Unsafe!

Modular buildings, perhaps due to their “flimsier” appearance, are often misjudged as being unsafe. This could not be further from the truth as all modular buildings comply to same safety standards as all other constructions across the country.

In short, they’re perfectly safe. Don’t let the “temporariness” of their outer shell fool you just because it isn’t made of brick!

2) They Never Last

Again, due to the temporariness factor, many people feel that modular buildings were never meant to last. If anything, modular buildings can last longer than a regular building due to the low maintenance and the materials used.

3) They All Look the Same/Ugly

Whoever says this has clearly seen very few modular buildings. As a matter of fact, there are some very attractive designs for many of these pop-up constructions. They’re not all grey boxes.

Indeed, plenty of companies are now getting bespoke prefab constructions to better suit the aesthetics of their business.

4) They’re Just a Cheap Solution

While it is true that prefabricated buildings do tend to be a cheaper option than the alternatives, they’re not cheap in quality.

Many businesses actually prefer a modular construction due to their cheapness and durability. Sometimes cheaper is better.

5) They’re Unsustainable

Probably the most absurd myth of them all, some would argue (probably due to the “temporariness perception) that all modular buildings are unsustainable, i.e.: easily discarded and therefore producing waste.

Because they tend to be made from upcycled or recycled material, prefabricated constructions tend to be far more sustainable than regular buildings. Not to mention many are built off-site, producing less waste while they’re being constructed.

Now we have enlightened you on the truth behind these myths, why not contact us for more information if you’re interested in a pop-up building from Quickway?